Cascara sagrada is traditionally used in herbal medicine as a stimulant laxative for short term relief of occasional constipation; used in herbal medicine to promote bowel movement by direct action on the large intestine.


Suggested Use

Adults: Take 2–6 capsules in a single dose at bedtime, two to three times per week. Allow at least 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur. If results are not observed, the frequency of use
may be increased up to once daily. The correct individual dose is the smallest required to produce a  soft-formed stool. If you are taking other medications or natural health products, take this products a few hours before or after them.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 7 days.

Cautions and warnings:

Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications, thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root, or other medications or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance; or if you have a kidney disorder, fecal impaction, or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or fever. Reduce dose or stop use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms, and/or diarrhea. Call a Poison Control Center immediately if overdose or accidental ingestion occurs.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding; if you have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes, or diarrhea; if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, or a kidney or cardiovascular disorder; or if you have arthritis. Contraindicated in those with a weak stomach and those who do not have constipation.
Known adverse reactions: Discontinue use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs. With chronic use or abuse, disturbances of electrolyte balance—especially potassium deficiency, albuminuria, and
hematuria—may occur; rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after the use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. May cause cramp-like discomfort of the gastrointestinal tract, which may require a reduction of dosage. The astringent effect of rhubarb may exacerbate, rather than relieve, symptoms of constipation


Each vegetable capsule contains:
Butternut (Juglans cinerea) bark160 mg
Cascara sagrade (Frangula purshiana) aged bark180 mg
Chinese rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root110 mg
Whole Irish moss (Chondrus crispus)20 mg
Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) fruit20 mg
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome20 mg
Nonmedicinal ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.

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